Is My Tiger Barb Male Or Female?

ColinGreen1985

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I was reading that male tiger barbs have a red nose and a red stripe on the top fin and females are slightly larger. Is that true???
If it is then how would I tell the sex of an albino tiger barb? I would imagine the red nose and stripe on the fin would not show because its albino ? Or would it?
 

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Albino does not remove red pigment, only black. So the red will still be there.
 
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chromedome52 said:
Albino does not remove red pigment, only black. So the red will still be there.
NavigatorBlack said:
Look down from above - wider bodies are female.
I do think looking down from above, the albino seems slightly bigger.
Although I did look closer and "yes" I do see the red pigment . It's just allot more pale than the other tiger barbs. Thank you both for the info.
 

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